Studio Album, released in 2012
Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Introitis (3:11)
2. Il Fiele E Il Limite (4:49)
3. Rosa Recisa (4:57)
4. Complice Carnefice (6:08)
5. Piano Prog Impromptu (1:23)
6. Tu Non Sei Qui (4:22)
7. Orribile Mia Forma (3:53)
8. Mercanti Di Gioia (4:13)
9. Bestia! (3:57)
10. Ora Respira (4:38)
11. La Ruota Della Fortuna (3:38)
12. Canto Della Rossa (1:16)
Total Time 46:30
Line-up / Musicians
- Nik Comoglio / keyboards
- Ray Thomas / flute
- Riccardo Ruggeri / vocals
- Francesco Pinetti / marimba, vibraphone, drums
Italian band Syndone is Nik Comoglio's one time project. Nico (Nik) Comoglio was born in Turin on 28/11/62. He was graduated as architect but at the same time privately studied piano and composition.
Still in University he created several jingles for ads and soundtracks for two semi-professional movies.
From 1990 to 1993, he formed the new prog band, "Syndone" ("Shroud"), with whom he recorded two CD's: "Spleen" and "Inca", produced by Beppe Crovella from "Arti & Mestieri" band, for the music label Vinyl Magic s.a.s. in Milano. Two other members were Paolo Sburlati- drums, and Fulvio Serra- bass.
Spleen - 1992
This CD is the story of a young man (Kiin) who experiences spleen (sad mood) everyday because of his inability to adapt to society and to the rules it imposes on him. It's a bit like the young boy of Pascoli's poetry: pure, perennially a child, suffering because reality is too hard for him.
The pettiness and the violence of the world, the total submission to a materialistic and oppressive father and the gradual loss of all the values he believes in projects Kiin into a parallel world of music; in fact, it will be through music and inspiration - personified by a young woman (Marianne) - that he will rediscover his values and the strength to begin to live again.
The music is based on vintage 70-s keyboards and all sound is similar to classic RPI of that time. Tony Seffusatti (accordion), Patrizia Caramazza (voc), Alessandra Piovera (voc.) were participated in album recording.
Inca - 1993
The second - and final - album of the group Syndone , Inca is definitely the one which comes closest to the acoustics and the progressive rock composition style of the 1970's. Inca isn't a concept album like Spleen, but brings independent, seemingly unrelated pieces together. The only unifying element is a more or less deliberate celebration of the indigenous South American civilization, its rituals and its holocaust.
On Inca, keyboardist Edo Rogani (ex- Empire) joins the original trio of Syndone. Brought in as support during live performances, he's become an integral part of the group and bring in sound characteristic dual keyboards attacks. Hammond, Moog and other keyboards built ELP - like atmosphere with slight jazzy arrangements, not-too-complex compositions and often bombastic vocals.
Later Nik disbanded the group, spend some time playing with blues musicians in London, and established own studio in Turin where he is recording music for adds, theatre, movies, and even solo album.